Korean American writer, creative strategist, and Asian American advocate
William's feature romantic comedy IT WAS YOU was recently selected to the Black List - the buzzy compendium of the year’s most-liked unproduced Hollywood screenplays - and also attached Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu as a producer.
Yu's original TV half hour dramedy pilot GOOD BOY was selected for the a Sundance Episodic Makers Lab and was named to The CAPE List as a top screenplay by an AAPI writer.
He is also the creator of #StarringJohnCho, a viral project that used photoshopped movie posters to spark a global conversation about Asian American representation in media and that had a wide-ranging impact on Hollywood.
Yu brings a global perspective, with family roots stretching as far as Seoul and Jamaica. He was born in Philadelphia, raised in Hong Kong, seasoned in New York, and now resides in Los Angeles.
William Yu is repped by Manager Zack Zucker at Bellevue; Agents Halle Mariner (Features) and Danny Alexander (TV) at APA.